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Ted Murin reports some significant increases in shorebird numbers at 
Dead Creek WMA.  The best numbers were from Farrell Access (west side of 
creek) south to Stone Dam (east side of creek).  The refuge staff is 
drawing down this section of Dead Creek (from Stone Dam), so conditions 
should continue to improve.  A scope is necessary as many of the birds 
are fairly far away from the best access points.  Many of the Least 
Sandpipers were among the buttonwood stumps, so check those areas 
carefully for birds.
Highlights:
370 Least Sandpipers
90 Yellowlegs
1 Red-necked Phalarope
4 Bald Eagles
1 Peregrine Falcon
7 Great Egrets


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Allan M. Strong
University of Vermont
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
007 Hills Building
Burlington, VT 05405
802-656-2910
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